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How to Support Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

From walks to conversations to prayer groups, raising awareness of this deadly disease

A senior woman and her adult daughter

Anticipating Alzheimer’s Care Needs

Here’s a look at the three primary stages of Alzheimer’s and how they impact the patient and the caregiver.

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Singing out loud

How Musical ‘Earworms’ Can Improve Your Memory

Why that song you can’t get out of your head might help you access and retain positive experiences from the past.

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Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan on Alzheimer's

When Did You First Suspect a Loved One Had Alzheimer’s?

In this case, it was a tip-off from a cocker spaniel.

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Tony Bennett in concert, 2007

How Music Helps Tony Bennett Battle Alzheimer’s

Though dealing with dementia, the singer still makes his way to the studio.

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Sugar and Alzheimer's

How Cutting Back on Sugar Can Help Fight Alzheimer's

Apparently, a sweet tooth can cause more than cavities.

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Edward Grinnan

Surprised by a God-Given Miracle of Memory

An Alzheimer’s patient unexpectedly unearths a shared moment from the past with her son.

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Edward Grinnan

Finding a New Kind of Family in a Memory Care Unit

In the throes of Alzheimer’s, a mom discovers care, support and even a “lifelong” friend.

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Edward Grinnan on Alzheimer's vaccine

Would You Take a Vaccine That Prevents Alzheimer’s?

As medical treatment evolves, here are some questions to answer.

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Percy Daggs III with a photo of his grandparents; photo courtesy Alzheimer's Association

Actor Percy Daggs III on Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

His beloved grandparents showed him the importance of caring for one other. When his grandma developed Alzheimer’s, it was his turn to step up

Edward Grinnan

Shopping with a List—For the First Time

Maybe it was time to accept that everyone forgets stuff as they age.

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A woman meets with her doctor

The Truth About Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Many understandably associate dementia with aging, but it can impact younger people, too.

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Edwatd Grinnan with Gracie; photo by Katye Martens Brier

A Normal Memory Lapse or a Harbinger of Dementia?

Guideposts’ editor-in-chief reveals a common fear: that a normal loss of memory might mean something more dire.

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A caregiver comforts an Alzheimer's patient

The Angels Who Carried His Mother Home

Summoned to his mother's hospice bedside, Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan learned that she was in good hands for her homeward journey.

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A woman eating a healthy bowl of fruit with a companion.

Why Nutrition Is Important for People with Alzheimer’s

Dementia may lead to a loss of appetite, so ensuring a proper diet is key to health.

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A senior couple having a chat and coffee break on their sofa at home.

How to Approach a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Understanding What Follows

What to do if you suspect a loved one may have Alzheimer's disease

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